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David Matthews-Aria

September 21, 2015

David Matthews-Aria (1986) [Audio clip: view full post to listen] Peter Sheppard Skaerved Aaron Shorr Piano Live performance Canterbury UK 1999 Lofi-rip from C90 Tape ‘Aria was written in 1986 for Lorraine McAslan. The title refers to the shape of the piece and to the fact that the violin sings throughout. The aria proper is […]

The Bartok Collection

September 21, 2015

I am, like most of my colleagues and friends, entranced by the music of Bela Bartok. This post brings together some of my favourite pieces, with performances stretching back to 1992! Bartok-Divertimento for String Orchestra [Audio clip: view full post to listen] [Audio clip: view full post to listen] [Audio clip: view full post to […]

John Woolrich-Three Nocturnals from Songbook Two (1987)

September 21, 2015

John Woolrich-Three Nocturnals from Songbook Two (1987) Parnassus Ensemble (Director-Violin : Peter Sheppard Skaerved. Guildhall School of Music 1992 Lofi Digital transfer from C90 Tape [Audio clip: view full post to listen]

Montana Taylor’s Blues-David Matthews

September 20, 2015

Montana Taylor’s Blues-David Matthews Peter Sheppard Skaerved-Violin (Stradivari 1734) Aaron Shorr-Piano [Audio clip: view full post to listen] Live performance 1999 Canterbury (lofi digital transfer from tape) The first work which David Matthews wrote for me was a reworking of his movement for oboe, ‘Montana Taylor’s Blues’. I premiered it on the South Bank in […]

Michael Alec Rose-Water and Stone. Nashville 16 9 15

September 17, 2015

Michael Alec Rose-Water [Audio clip: view full post to listen] Michael Alec Rose-Stone [Audio clip: view full post to listen] Link to more on the ‘Il Ritorno’ project

Nashville-September 2015

September 15, 2015

Peter Sheppard Skaerved, violin Wednesday, September 16 8:00 p.m. Steve and Judy Turner Recital Hall Peter Sheppard Skaerved, violin Wednesday, September 16, 2015 Steve and Judy Turner Hall, 8 p.m. (Concert extracts) American Fantasy (1847/2014) Ole Bull (1810-1880)/ (Bergen Festival Commission, U.S. Premiere) Peter Sheppard Skaerved (b. 1966) [Audio clip: view full post to listen] […]

Back on the chalk road. September 2015

September 8, 2015

Joel Järventausta-‘Valkea’ 2014

September 6, 2015

Joel Järventausta-‘Valkea’ 2014 [Audio clip: view full post to listen] Workshop recording (at the desk) 9 09 15 Wapping LINK to the York Workshop Page ‘The workshop by Peter Sheppard Skærved was a real joy to attend. The level of enthusiasm, energy and dedication towards the new pieces was absolutely great to see. Not only […]

Nashville September 2015

September 2, 2015

Nashville 14th September 2015 A very happy first day here in Nashville, working with wonderful young musicians on Prokofiev, Martinu, Bach, Haydn, Ravel, and lots of new music. Then two very intense sessions working with my dear friend Michael Alec Rose, on the newest movements of his Dartmoor Cycle. Central to this process, is the […]

Gregory Rose – the composer’s workshop

August 26, 2015

Gregory Rose – Three Studies 2015(World Premiere) [Audio clip: view full post to listen] Peter Sheppard Skaerved-Violin (Girolamo Amati 1629) Room 12 National Portrait Gallery London 28th August 2015 (Recording courtesy of Julian Ashley) Gregory Ros writes”I heard Peter playing at a concert at Goldsmiths, University of London, earlier this year.  We had met sometime in […]